In My Kitchen – September 2015

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Welcome to IMK – SEPTEMBER, thanks so much to Celia @ Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for hosting this fabulous look into kitchens all around the world. So don’t forget to pop over to her blog and check out what everyone is doing!

In my Kitchen is Jam, lots of jam, 10 Jars of Jam to be exact!


I won a completion on Not Quite Nigella’s page, I was so happy as there are some varieties that you can’t get here in Australia, and ones that I remember eating in Paris. So I have been putting jam in lots of things and enjoying it on toast on the weekends.

In My Kitchen are off set spatulas. SERIOUSLY how did I ever survive without these babies???

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Where have they been all my life. I purchased them because I set myself a 3 day (5 recipe) cooking task to learn some more skills and have some fun with friends. 2 of the recipes took 3 days to make, 2 recipes took 2 days to make and then 1 recipe took one day to make. All the recipes were out of the Dominique Ansel’s Cookbook I mention in In My Kitchen – June 2015. It has secret recipes from his famous New York Bakery.  My wonderful Friend Sophia and her daughter Tarah opened their kitchen  (it is much bigger and better for making all these things) and we cooked pretty much non stop for 3 days. I’m going to blog about it, sharing my experience but here are 2 photos that I love, the Pinecone (it took 3 days and tasted like Christmas) We did make more than one though! 🙂

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and the soft cotton cheese cake (2 days and it was the best cheese cake I had ever eaten).


The main cheese used is fresh ricotta and it has a brûlée top…The recipe is coming as soon as I can!

In My Kitchen are piping tubes.

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I needed some of them for the above 3 day cooking extravaganza, but I decide to buy sets as I’m going to do some cake decorating next year, take a few classes and see what happens 🙂

In My Kitchen are pie’s I have had a run on making pies, you know you just get in a mood to make things and they come out bang, bang, bang! The recipe for the Banoffee Pie is HERE.IMG_3925

The chocolate cream pie was so smooth and delicious, recipe to come.

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and the apple pie is on its way too. 🙂

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In My Kitchen is a teddy bear, with a Manly Jersey.


My Boyfriend won it for me at the Ekka (Brisbane exhibition), yes you read correctly, My boyfriend! I have finally met a lovely man, he is kind, thoughtful and intelligent. This explains to you why I have been so quiet and haven’t been around to your blogs as much as I use to. I now have 2 jobs and a male to juggle, how do you all do it! LOL!
If you would like to read about my escapades into the dating world, Click HERE for Pretty Woman, Polo and a Potential Partner!

Well that is it for this month… I hope you are all well and wonderful. I will do my best to catch up with your blogs this month, but I can’t promise anything as you know, I’m spending significant amounts of time ooohing and ahhhhing over my new man!

Enjoy Irresponsibly

Liz xx


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I have been cooking since I can remember. I am a Thermomix consultant, so now (whenever possible) try to give you Conventional AND Thermomix methods for the recipes. I like to share tips on how to save money and how making food from scratch isn't really that hard (especially with a Thermomix). If you have any questions about the Thermomix or cooking/food in general please email me as I'm happy to chat.
Liz xx
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  1. Rachel (Rachel's Kitchen NZ)

    Great news about ‘the boyfriend’ and much happiness Liz – love the pine cone and what fun having a 3 day cooking marathon. Take care and enjoy:-)

    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Rachel, it was a great, but very tiring 3 days 🙂 and thank you re the man 🙂 he is pretty wonderful!
      Liz xx

    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thank you…three days of work, but it was worth it! 🙂
      Liz xx

  2. Hotly Spiced

    Lovely to hear you and the boyfriend are still going really well. You certainly have been baking a lot of pies! And the bear is very cute xx

    • Elizabeth Connolly

      🙂 yes it is still weird to have a boyfriend at 44 🙂 Liz xx

  3. Maree

    I like the idea of a having some friends together for a cooking session. I’ve heard of it for casserole bakes etc but just for learning and fun could be good. Pardon my ignorance but what’s the benefit of an offset spatula? The pies look amazing, I couldn’t do that purely as I’d want to eat them all! Cheers, Maree.

    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Hi Maree, because the off set spatular isn’t completely flat… the handle goes up so you can work about the cake and still have everything flat! its fantastic, I’m using it for everything, not just cake decorating, cream and stuff… because the spatular is flat and good for other things but until you are working on something that lifts it off the ground to get it perfect you have to work at the same level 🙂 Thanks for popping in! Liz xx


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